The Letter A – Grammar Lesson



In The English Alphabet


The letter A is the first letter in The English Alphabet.  It is also the first Vowel in The English Alphabet.  As with every letter in The English Alphabet, The Letter A has two versions in the written form.


These two versions are called:  The Upper-Case and The Lower-Case.


The Upper-Case A looks like this:

A

The Lower-Case A looks like this:

a


Pronunciation

 

As you learn The Common Tongue of The English language, you will see that The letter A can be pronounced many different ways.


The two ways to pronounce The letter A are called, the “Short” Pronunciation and the “Long” Pronunciation


 

Letter A

The Letter A


The Short A

  • Apple
  • Ant
  • Animal
  • Alligator
  • Ant-eater

The Long A

  • Air
  • Mate
  • Plate
  • Fame
  • Angel

For More About The Pronunciation of the Letter A – See These Blog Posts


Letter A – Pronunciation

The “Problem” of The Long A Pronunciation


In English Grammar


The Letter A,a is the first Letter of The English Alphabet.  It is also the first Vowel.  But in addition to just being a letter, It also has various other functions in English Grammar as well.


 Definitions


  1. One of The Indefinite Articles representing “One” of some “thing”.
  2. One of many Determiners in the English language.  A word that “determines” the meaning of a noun or noun phrase.
  3. One of the 3000 most used words in spoken and written English
  4. The grade given to a student for doing very well in school or on a specific assignment or project.

To learn the pronunciations of words which start with The Letter “A”, visit The GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! Pronunciation Portal


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